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How to Remove software Installed from Source Code

Postby loneowais on Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:49 am

I love synaptic,,...its grt...but i think that autopackage is even better..give it a try..

Now my question..

I hav nstalld lots of softwaes fromsource code...i dont even remember what i hav installed...i want to remove them...they dont appear in synaptic..

please tell me how to do it..
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Postby Husse on Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:50 am

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Postby nick on Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:59 am

I hav nstalld lots of softwaes fromsource code...i dont even remember what i hav installed...i want to remove them...they dont appear in synaptic..


I assume you still have the folders in your home directory?

If you know the name of the program you have installed, "cd program", then " sudo make uninstall"
and, if you want " make clean"

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Postby loneowais on Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:12 am

I have compiled & installed most of them from my desktop...& thn removd the directories.....and i dont remember what i installd...also only some of thm go into the home directory,,, rest put only there settings in the home directory...

I would like to have a command which shows me a list of installd software from source...

i hope u undrstnd wat my problm is....
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Postby nick on Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:28 am

Hi

I do not know of such a command, but "most" , not all could be in usr/local/bin

Try
cd /usr/local/bin
ls

There "might" be some in /usr/local/games

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Re: How to Remove software Installed from Source Code

Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:52 pm

loneowais wrote:they dont appear in synaptic..
Of course not. You installed them outside of Synaptic's control. *That* is precisely why people should install things via package managers :wink:

If you insist on compiling your own stuff (but why oh why??) then you should consider to use something like checkinstall which will create a deb package out of what you compiled. So instead of the usual
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./configure
make
make install
... you'd use:
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./configure
make
checkinstall
... and that would then ask you a few typical questions about the package (all the usual infos you usually find in a package, e.g. who the author is, what the version is, a short description and so on) and then create it for you. I am not sure if it installs it automatically too .... Just watch the messages that scroll by. If it doesn't install them automatically then checkinstall should tell you where it did put the finished package. You can still install it via "sudo dpkg -i ...." from there.
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:56 pm

loneowais wrote:I would like to have a command which shows me a list of installd software from source...
This isn't Gentoo :wink:
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Postby scorp123 on Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:58 pm

And here the "official" Debian-way to deal with source packages:

http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/apt-howto/ch-sourcehandling.en.html
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Postby loneowais on Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:40 am

thnks dude.....that was really helpfull...

but..is checkinstall included in build essencial or i have to install it first
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Postby Husse on Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:58 pm

I believe it is

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Postby loneowais on Sun Aug 05, 2007 12:08 am

thnks for all....but checkinstall aint in buld-essential..
enter this command to install it.

sudo apt-get checkinstall



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